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“Heavenly sanctuary”

Review of Al Melo

Cool off in the pool.
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Cool off in the pool.
Cottage and location - pure peace! Beautiful romantic stone cottage!
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11 reviews
Cool off in the pool.
Cottage and location - pure peace!
Beautiful romantic stone cottage!
Room to relax and play.
Private pool and great views!
Dining al fresco at the BBQ
Well equipped pool area.
There is even shaded parking!
View from property.
Dining al fresco
Breakfasting area
Location of the house
Terrace leading from bedrooms
Lots of character!
Living area
Kitchen/diner
Well equipped kitchen
Romantic double bedroom with doors leading outside
Another view of double bedroom
Pristine shower room
Twin room with doors leading outside
Twin room can be made up as double with advance notice
Shower room
Shower room
Nearby town of Casatico
Camporgiano and its fort
Railway bridge at Poggio
The fortress of Verrucole
Lake at Pontecosi
Market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Enjoy the many local festas held during the summer season
Visit the 'Wind Caves' - La Grotta del Vento
Visit the beautiful walled city of Lucca
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Camporgiano, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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Harpreet...
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Heavenly sanctuary”
Reviewed 7 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Friends had recommended this villa and we weren't disappointed. You'll struggle to find a more tranquil setting or hosts willing to do more. It's the only villa we've stayed in where you cannot see another property and this is despite having a whole valley as your back drop!

The accommodation is simply but tastefully furnished. The bedrooms are nice and cool thanks to the thick walls. There was a thoughtful few items (wine, pasta etc) for us on arrival.

The instructions to the villa were spot on.

The gated garden and pool were lovely. There is an extensive allotment where we were invited to help ourselves to delicious vegetables every day.

There are some wonderful walks in the area and the scenery is stunning. This part of Tuscany won't disappoint. We took the train and headed for Florence for the day which was breathtaking. Local restaurants are worth searching out and in some incredibly scenic locations.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mick D
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Al Melo nestled in the hills of lovely North West Tuscany”
Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The photographs of this property do it justice. Al Melo is lovingly cared for by the owners Fabio and Elisa who live a few minutes away in the local village and are often on hand to make sure your stay is everything you want. The property is secluded , quiet and peaceful and was restored over 10 years ago with quality materials giving it a true Italian rustic charm. It has everything you need, from sunning your self around the pool on the sunbeds or sunchairs to a large BBQ area and stunning views of the hills and valleys. The property is well kitted out with the amenities you would hope for and is very comfortable. It is a cool house although air conditioning is typically not fitted in these buildings as the walls are so thick. As hosts Fabio and Elisa are excellent and tend to the gardens regularly to keep them trim. There is plenty of covered parking and shops and restaurants within 10 minutes drive all of which are worth visiting. We spent 2 weeks there , and could have stayed longer. It does have that magic charm that tugs at you as you try to leave for home. Sorry to have left , look forward to a return trip and to watch another Italian football match on TV with Fabio and the local villagers at their community centre - It was Euro 2016, and having sky TV on hand at the property gave us another option in the evening for watching a movie, or watching the football ! Both great with a cold cheap Peroni. I would recommend this property, I think you could be nothing but pleased with your choice

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Liked best: The whole property and the area
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Hasselt, Belgium
Reviewed 20 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

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Liked best: location and service of our host-family
Travelling group: Friends
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BasualdoP
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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“Beautiful Villa in Tuscany ”
Reviewed 15 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed 10 days in September. The house itself was immaculate, the kitchen amazingly well stocked (best stocked kitchen we've ever stayed in) and the bed super comfortable.

The place is easy to find and Fabio and Elisa were sooooooo nice, helping us whenever they could. They also allow you to take fresh food from their amazing garden for your food each day. Apples, pears, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, beans, walnuts, figs, squash etc. This list could go on for awhile! We can't say enough good things about the owners.

Finally the view is idyllic, the pool a welcome relief in the heat and as you may have guessed we loved it.

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Management Response
17 Sep 2015
Thank you for your review on behalf of Fabio and Elisa. We are so pleased you enjoyed their well loved beautiful and spotless house, and the area too! We would love to welcome you again.
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Derby, England
Reviewed 8 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Liked best: Tranquility
Liked least: Coming home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
18 Sep 2015
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, and we are so glad you love this place enough to come back again and again. We hope to welcome you another time!
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